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The Week in Raleigh: Veto Looms as Local Court Races Again Partisan

RALEIGH — The stage may be set for Gov. Roy Cooper’s first veto after lawmakers this week delivered a bill making elections for local court judgeships officially partisan again. Under the measure judicial candidates would go through party primaries. Unaffiliated candidates could still run if they collected enough voter signatures. The move to nonpartisan races began in the 1990s as…